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Post  silverbug on Wed May 12, 2010 4:17 pm

You guys, something, and I think it's a pesky squirrel is chopping off the tips of an entire square of sugar snap peas...like the entire top 3/4's along with the beautiful tendrils that were JUST about to attach to my trellis. AND, and to add insult to injury, he dug a hole in the "good" square, AND left the tips just lying next to the box, as if to say "there...take that. You covered my stash of seeds and things and now you shall PAY." I am rushing off to Lowes in the morning to get a mesh fence to wrap each box in, and I realize this may not stop it. GAAAHH. It's SOOOOO upsetting. The peas were really looking GREAT. I hope it keeps them out. I've never experienced this with my other row garden in the EXACT same place. The only difference is the boxes and NO fence. Grr. Weird thing is it's been slow. A day by day thing. One day it's just one tendril, lying right next to it's plant. Could it be a BUG????? OMG. It better not be. The hole and the chopped plants???

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Post  Retired Member 1 on Wed May 12, 2010 4:42 pm

I have no words of wisdom, but just wanted to send you a hug.
I hope you are able to fence the critter out, but if it's a squirrel.... well, let's just say they have their ways of getting what they want.

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Post  silverbug on Wed May 12, 2010 4:51 pm

But, but, but, he's not even EATING it!!!! He's just throwing it aside...like "hm, what's this?" (pluck) "Oh, nothing I like" (tosses aside) Steps into next square, dig, jump out. Little bugger!!!!!

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Post  aspiegardner on Wed May 12, 2010 8:27 pm

put dried corn kernels or peanuts around the boxes or somewhere close maybe it will deter him.

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Post  silverbug on Wed May 12, 2010 8:33 pm

OOoh, excellent idea. I can't imagine why he's even interested. I saw him out there eating the "helicopters" falling from the maple in the back yard. He seems to like them very much and they grow on his house. (lives in my tree...)

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Post  Shoda on Wed May 12, 2010 8:40 pm

Our backyard backs to a creek and the tree squirrels visit our yard on a regular basis to bury food for later. If you leave peanuts for them, they might eat them or they might want to bury them in your SFG for later eating. Just something to think about before you leave them a lot of food.
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Post  Toastie on Wed May 12, 2010 9:22 pm

I have heard red pepper works
We got a squirrel in mine every now and then. I am just waiting for summer when my son comes down with his pellet gun. Roast squirrel sounds good

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Post  shocks20 on Wed May 12, 2010 9:36 pm

I'm pretty sure the same thing is happening to me! I hate squirrels!! I put a fence up around my four boxes to keep my dog out and I still have holes dug in the boxes!! I guess I'm gonna have to make some of those chicken wire cages to put over them....ugh!

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Post  plb on Thu May 13, 2010 4:41 am

I have the same problem... The box where I'm going to grow tomatoes is not covered, because the tomatoes will need to grow up the trellis, and there's a squirrel that is trying to dig out stuff out of the soil, and wrecking the poor plants. The other day it completely dug out a square I had just seeded with arugula, and I had covered it with some wooden slats - but it managed to squeeze through a small gap!!!

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Post  Icemaiden on Thu May 13, 2010 5:02 am

I am so sorry that you are under attack! But thank you for making me laugh about it
Reading everyone's posts I realise that although I envy you all your better climates and chance to grow more exciting things and consecutive crops, at least I don't have squirrel or deer to contend with! No wild animals at all and hardly any insect life normally so that just leaves the odd slug to knock off.
Good luck with the squirrel!

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